3 Dwarf Pine Trees For Small Yards And Landscapes

Perhaps your yard in Salem County, New Jersey requires something more, like some dwarf trees. Something that is taller than your existing shrubs and flowers. Something different. Perhaps it direly needs a dwarf tree. If your yard isn’t big enough to support a large tree. A regular-sized tree will take over the area in a few years. A dwarf tree is the perfect solution. Because of their compact shape, dwarf and miniature conifers require little pruning or watering. They won’t require much maintenance once they are established. Check out these 3 dwarf pines for your Salem County, New Jersey landscape needs.

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Mugo Pines

These trees are dwarf pines and can grow up to 3 to 5 feet high and 8 feet wide. They have deep roots, except where the soil has poor drainage. The only complaint the Mugo pines would have is poor drainage.


This evergreen is often compared to junipers because it has a darker green color and a more piney smell. Mugo pines are a great choice for homeowners and landscapers alike. They spread so widely and can be used as a tool to prevent soil erosion. They are very easy to grow. They thrive in full sunlight and don’t require watering.


Cost of a Dwarf Mugo Pine.  

Expect to pay between $60-100 for a good healthy tree. They normally come in a 3 gallon container for this price.

Dwarf, Alberta Spruce

These plants are hardy and can be found all over the world. These dwarf spruce trees are great for container plantings as they are slow to grow. Although the term “dwarf” can be misleading, it is usually a relative term. Dwarf Alberta spruce can grow up to 12-13 feet tall. It takes them a while to reach this height. Dwarf Albertas can grow up to 4 inches per year. If you keep it small, it will live for a long time in a container or in the yard.


These trees look good planted on each side of the entry door walkway or can make a good privacy fence or wind break when planted closer together. Their shape makes them a nice natural privacy fence.


Cost for Alberta Spruce.

Prices vary based on size. But a small tree under 2 feet would cost around $30-40 with large spruce trees about 3-4 feet selling for around $100 per tree. 

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Dwarf conifers make great trees for small yards.

Dwarf Balsam Fir

Dense, dark green, aromatic needles on horizontal spreading branches form a very small, globe-shaped shrub. Dwarf Balsams can be planted as a Christmas tree. They can be used as windbreaks or privacy screens and have a beautiful, symmetrical cone shape that will make you want to hang ornaments. They can grow to 12 inches in a year and reach maturity at 4 to 6 feet high. Their spread is 20 to 30 inches.


Dwarf Balsam Fir also likes full sun and/or partial shade. Give it space that allows it to have at least four hours of sun per day.


The needles are deep and shining dark green. Cones that are between two and four inches in length are produced by the trees. They start as dark purple, then become gray. This happens every two- to four years.


Cost of a Miniature Balsam Fir.

Expect to pay around $60-100 for these dwarf fir trees at your local garden center.

Dwarf Pine Tree Conclusion


These dwarf pines can be planted in containers or in the landscape. So no matter the size property you have, you can use these dwarf trees in your Salem County landscaping this spring. 

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